Sabres vs. Blues Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Nov. 30

Nov 3, 2023; Buffalo, New York, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing Alex Tuch (89) takes a shot on goal during the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers at KeyBank Center.
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We have your Buffalo Sabres vs. St. Louis Blues prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Buffalo Sabres hit the road to face the St. Louis Blues.

The Buffalo Sabres (10-10-2) are set to face off against the St. Louis Blues (11-9-1) in a mid-season clash at the Enterprise Center. With both teams hovering around the .500 mark, this game could be a crucial pivot point as they push for a stronger position in their respective divisions.

Buffalo Sabres vs. St. Louis Blues Odds Info

Moneyline: Buffalo Sabres +105 (PointsBet) / St. Louis Blues -125 (PointsBet)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Buffalo Sabres -230 (FanDuel) / St. Louis Blues +188 (FanDuel)

Total: 6.5 – -110 (BetMGM) / -110 (BetMGM)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Nov. 30

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO


Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Buffalo Sabres have 5 wins and 7 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Buffalo Sabres have 5 wins and 10 losses.
  • This season, the Buffalo Sabres have hit 8 overs and 14 unders.

St. Louis Blues Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the St. Louis Blues have 6 wins and 3 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the St. Louis Blues have 5 wins and 3 losses.
  • This season, the St. Louis Blues have hit 6 overs and 15 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last three seasons, the Buffalo Sabres and the St. Louis Blues have faced each other four times, with each team securing two victories apiece. These matchups have been evenly split in terms of location advantages, with both the visiting and home teams winning two games each. When it comes to betting statistics, both teams have also evenly covered the spread twice. Interestingly, all four games have consistently beaten the over, with no instances of the total score going under the set over-under line. The games have seen a range of final score spreads, from a close 2-point difference to a more decisive 4-point gap. The moneyline odds have fluctuated, indicating shifts in favoritism and underdog status between the teams across the games. The most recent game, played on January 24, 2023, saw the Sabres emerge as the victors with a final score of 5-3, despite being the underdogs based on the closing moneyline.

The most recent encounter on January 24, 2023, between the Buffalo Sabres and the St. Louis Blues ended with a 5-3 victory for the Sabres. The game began with an explosive start for Buffalo, with Jeff Skinner and Alex Tuch scoring early goals, followed by Owen Power and Tage Thompson contributing to a 4-0 lead before the Blues started their comeback. The Blues’ efforts, including goals from Ivan Barbashev, Brayden Schenn, and Jordan Kyrou, narrowed the gap to a single goal, but Dylan Cozens’ short-handed goal in the final minute secured the win for Buffalo. The Sabres’ performance was notable for their effective penalty kill and ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities. Despite the Blues’ three days of rest compared to the Sabres’ one, Buffalo’s offense was too much for St. Louis, with the Sabres’ goalie, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, making 25 saves on 28 shots for a save percentage of 0.893.

Buffalo Sabres vs. St. Louis Blues Predictions

The Buffalo Sabres are entering this game with a mix of recent results, but they managed to secure a win in their last outing. The team’s performance has been bolstered by the play of left winger Jeff Skinner, who leads the team with 10 goals, and center Casey Mittelstadt, who tops the Sabres with 20 points. The Sabres will be looking to build on their recent success on the road, where they have a 5-5-2 record, and continue to improve their standing in the Atlantic Division.

The St. Louis Blues, on the other hand, are coming off a loss but have shown resilience throughout the season. Center Robert Thomas has been a standout player for the Blues, leading the team with 8 goals and 22 points. The Blues have a solid record at home (6-3-0) and will aim to leverage their home-ice advantage at the Enterprise Center. Both teams have had their struggles on the power play and will be looking to capitalize on any opportunities that arise during the game.

This matchup will also feature a key player battle between the Sabres’ scoring leaders and the Blues’ defensive unit. The game could very well be decided by which team is able to assert their style of play and take control of the pace. With both teams positioned near the middle of their respective conference standings, the outcome of this game could serve as a momentum shift as the season progresses.

Buffalo Sabres vs. St. Louis Blues Pick

The Buffalo Sabres come into this game with a balanced road record and a recent victory that could serve as a springboard for improved performance. With Jeff Skinner and Casey Mittelstadt leading the charge, the Sabres have the offensive firepower to challenge the Blues’ defense. Considering the Sabres’ ability to perform on the road, as evidenced by their 5-5-2 record away from home, and their recent head-to-head success against the Blues, including a 5-3 win earlier this year, the Sabres moneyline bet offers a promising value. The team’s resilience and capacity to capitalize on scoring opportunities, especially in short-handed situations, make them a compelling pick for this matchup.

While the St. Louis Blues have the advantage of playing at home, where they have a strong record, the Sabres have demonstrated that they can overcome the Blues, even when considered underdogs. The historical data supports the potential for the Sabres to emerge victorious once again, as they have done in the past. With the Blues coming off a loss and the Sabres riding the momentum of a win, the dynamics of this game favor the visiting team. The Sabres’ recent performance, coupled with their demonstrated ability to handle the Blues’ offensive threats, positions them as the right pick for this game.

The Pick: Buffalo Sabres +105 (PointsBet)

Buffalo Sabres vs. St. Louis Blues Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Buffalo Sabres

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
John-Jason Peterka Points 0.5 7/10 -125 -105 0.9 0.93
Alex Tuch Points 0.5 7/10 -220 +170 1.1 1.13

St. Louis Blues

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Jakub Vrana Shots On Goal 1.5 10/10 -195 +150 2.8 2.87
Kevin Hayes Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -175 +135 2.2 2.27
Robert Thomas Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -180 +140 2.7 2.77
Pavel Buchnevich Points 0.5 7/10 -150 +114 1.3 1.20
Robert Thomas Points 0.5 7/10 -195 +150 1.2 1.20